- 25 May 2018 6:42 AM
- Hungary Matters
At the first press conference 'Governmentinfo' held after the formation of the new cabinet, Mr Gulyás informed the press that, according to the government’s plans, the authority would only be able to issue warnings to small and medium-sized enterprises if they violated the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will take effect on 25 May.
Mr Gulyás said regarding the EU’s general data protection regulation that the government will make every effort to ensure that the regulation will not hinder the operation of the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises and will not result in significant extra expenditures for them.
He indicated that they wish to adopt the Austrian model upon the transposition of the regulation into Hungarian law, meaning that in the case of small and medium-sized enterprises the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information can only issue warnings, and has no authority to impose any other sanction.
The politician said he agrees with the goal of the regulation, and he believes it is wise to introduce more stringent data management rules for large data managers such as Facebook.
In answer to a question, he said that they will define in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce what they actually mean by small and medium-sized enterprises.
Mr Gulyás asked Attila Péterfalvi, head of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, to provide as much comprehensive information for these businesses as possible.